Raptors' Scottie Barnes leaves Game 1 vs. 76ers with a left ankle sprain
If a 20-point loss at Philadelphia wasn't painful enough, the Raptors lost prized rookie Scottie Barnes to an ankle injury, and saw all-star guard Fred VanVleet
Raptors coach Nick Nurse had predicted a slug-fest against Philly, and the Sixers obliged on Saturday.
"I'm not surprised (the 76ers) were highly motivated and ready to go," Nurse said. "I think there's a lot of expectations on them.
I think they were going to try to bully us right off the floor and deliver a blow to see if we'll go away. Now we're going to find out if we will or not."
Tyrese Maxey scored 21 of his playoff career-high 38 points in the third quarter Saturday to stuff any Raptors' hopes of a comeback,
Pascal Siakam had 24 points while OG Anunoby chipped in with 20 points on a rough night for the Raptors.
Barnes had 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in an excellent playoff debut before Sixers' 280-pound centre Joel Embiid stepped
Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey grabs the spotlight with 38 in Game 1